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Crisis Loans

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Eilidh Whiteford Eilidh Whiteford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Fisheries)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2011, Official Report, column 554W, on crisis loans, whether he has made an assessment of the factors underlying the increase in defaults in March 2011.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

There has been no change to the policy for crisis loan defaults during 2010-11. There was a purge in March in the system maintenance on deceased records and this accounts for the associated increase in default loans during that month.

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